Why Lexi Alexander Is The Perfect Woman to Make THE PUNISHER Kick Ass Right!
Published at: Aug. 22, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST by headgeek
Hey folks, Harry here... There are few films, the year that Lionsgate's first run at THE PUNISHER came out that I hated as much as I hated that film. First - I've never been a huge Punisher fan - he always felt apart from the Marvel universe for me. He was a great character, but he didn't feel right in that world.
I respect THE PUNISHER as a character - he's about weightier things than super powers... he's born of pain to give pain - and he isn't a jokey character - and what he does... isn't funny. He punishes... he's brutal... and that first film - they had a great actor for the part. Thomas Jane should have soared as the character - but the film plum sucked... cursed by a script fucked up so bad it hurt - and directed with all the consistency of fruit-filled jello. I hated it.
So why am I so excited about this new PUNISHER? First off - they got that bastard from ROME. But more than that - it's Lexi Alexander. Watching GREEN STREET HOOLIGANS and seeing how she made Elijah Wood a Badass... can you imagine what she's going to do with Ray Stevenson? Go check out her latest blog on this: Right Here!
Lexi is set to make this a TOUGH film. This won't be a pussy footing flick. I can't wait to see this PUNISHER - she gets that he's not a hero, that he's not a villain, but that he's hurting so bad he has to make others bleed for the pain they've caused him and others.